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Sharon Brous



Sharon Brous is an American rabbi based in Los Angeles. She was one of the founders of IKAR (meaning “essence” in Hebrew), a leading edge Jewish movement (part of the Jewish Renewal). She believes in a strong connection between religion and politics.

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It’s Time to Reclaim Religion | Sharon Brous

At a moment when the world seems to be spinning out of control, religion might feel irrelevant—or like part of the problem. But Rabbi Sharon Brous believes we can reinvent religion to meet the needs of modern life.

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What You Call Politics, We Call Torah

Tell me this: can one really claim that Torah is not an inherently political document? - Sharon Brous

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Rabbi Sharon Brous - Women's March on Washington 1/21/17 (C-Span Footage)

Rabbi Brous takes the stage at the Women's March on Washington before a crowd of hundreds of thousands as part of a line-up of activists, faith & community leaders and entertainers. Grateful to Henry J. Bernstein for his video editing savvy.

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‘I’ve Spent My Life Studying These Books That Say Decency Actually Matters’

Progressive clergy are pushing a new movement that’s unapologetically political—and deeply rooted in textual traditions.

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Rabbi Sharon Brous Speaks Out Against Islamophobia at L.A. City Hall

Rabbi Brous speaks out against Islamophobia and hate of all kinds, and delivers a letter penned by the Auburn Fellows.

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Climate Change Threatens All We Love - Rabbi Sharon Brous - Nrdc

Rabbi Brous: "Everyone's heard about climate change. But sometimes seeing is believing. With superstorms on the East Coast, drought across the Midwest, fires in California. It's happening across every continent.

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The Women’s Haftarah Commentary: New Insights from Women Rabbis on the 54 Weekly Haftarah Portions, the 5 Megillot & Special Shabbatot

More than eighty women rabbis, including Sharon Brous, from the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist movements offer fresh perspectives on the beloved texts that make up the Haftarah, the Prophets and Writings, and the Five Megillot.

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The Politics of Division and Diversion

Millions of people around the world took to the streets in Women’s Marches, proclaiming fidelity to basic fundamental rights for women, people with disabilities, religious minority groups, immigrants and all vulnerable populations.

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A Candid Conversation About Figuring Out Faith

We’ve all had moments when we’ve doubted our faith and lost our religion. Faith leaders Pastor Keion Henderson, Rabbi Sharon Brous, and Dr. Pamela Ayo Yetunde join Tam Fam members Nicole Queen and Bianca Bruce for an unforgettable conversation about faith and spirituality.

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White Supremacy Is Our Country’s Original Sin

The legacy of slavery, the genocide of Native Americans and the exploitation of immigrants remain unresolved and largely unacknowledged.

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